Membership of the Academy shall be opened to registered medical practitioners who are dedicated to the advancement of occupational and environmental medicine and subject to the scrutiny of the Board of Censors and approval of the Council.
1.1 Honorary Fellows, Honorary Members
- The Council may recommend for election at a General Meeting as Honorary Fellows, and Honorary Members of the Academy such persons who have rendered outstanding service to occupational medicine or to the health and welfare of the community or the Academy itself.
- The mode of election will be determined by the Council.
- Any proposal for election of Honorary Fellows or Honorary Members shall be approved by the Council after the name or names have been proposed and seconded by members of the Council at any meeting of Council. All proposals shall be accompanied by supportive documents.
- The resolution to elect Honorary Fellows, Honorary Members shall be an item of business at a General Meeting of the Academy.
- The election of Honorary Fellows and Honorary Members at a General Meeting may be carried out by acclamations unless there is an objection supported by a majority of members attending the meeting.
2.1 Ordinary and Associate Members
- Membership shall be open to all registered medical practitioners who are trained or have interest in the specialty of occupational medicine/health
- All applications for admission to ordinary and associate membership shall meet the following requirements
- The applicant is registered medical practitioner.
- Application is made on a prescribed application form, proposed and seconded by two members in benefit of the Academy and
- All applications for admission to membership shall be recommended by the Board of Censors.
- The applicant is to give the following undertaking, if elected:
- Uphold and promote, to the best of his/her ability the aims and objects of the Academy.
- Observe the provisions of the Constitution of the Academy and such regulations and by-laws of the Academy or its chapter or sections as may from time to time be in force, and
- Undertake and continue approved post-graduate study while remaining in active practice.
2.2 Admission to Ordinary Membership
- In addition to the requirements under 2.1.2, a person shall be eligible for the Ordinary Membership of the Academy if he/she:
- Possesses at least a specialist masters qualification in occupational medicine/health from a recognised University/Institution of higher learning or
- Possesses a post graduate diploma or higher qualification in occupational medicine/health and has not less than 10 years experience in occupational medicine/health and approved by Council and
- Has at least one publication in a recognised Medical Journal
2.3 Admission to Associate Membership
- A person shall be eligible to the associate membership of the Academy if he meets a, b and one of c, d, or e:
- Meets the requirement under 2.1.
- Does not satisfy requirements for ordinary membership under 2.2
- Has a recognized certificate of training in occupational medicine by an accredited body
- Has a post graduate diploma in occupational medicine by a recognised university or including those with a certificate in occupational medicine/health
- Registered medical practitioners who are interested in occupational medicine/health including those with a certificate in occupational medicine/health
The Council of the Academy may on the advice of the Board of Censors give recognition to a member for achievements in occupational and environmental medicine practice and in subjects that are cognate by the awards of Fellow, provided the following criteria are satisfied:
- A member in good standing.
- Manifests a high standard of competence in occupational and environmental medicine practice or subjects that are cognate and has been active in occupational medical practice for not less than 10 years.
- Actively participates in continuing medical education.
- Satisfies the Board of Censors of his/her proficiency in occupational and environmental practice by such examination and/or assessment as may be prescribed and/or submission of published papers, research work, thesis or interview.
4.1 Robes of the Academy
- The various categories of members are to use robes at all official functions as follows:
- President: A robe of red silk with a pattern, emblazoned with the Academy Crest, the front, sleeves and collar trimmed with gold pattern. The sleeves shall be laced with gold lace.
- Vice President: A robe of damask blue silk, emblazoned with a smaller Academy Crest, similar in type to that used for the President, the front, sleeve-slits and the flap collar trimmed with gold lace.
- Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Censor-in-Chief and Dean of Academy Program: A robe of damask blue figured silk, emblazoned with a smaller Academy Crest, the front and sleeves trimmed with gold lace.
- Fellows who are Members of Council: A robe of damask blue silk, the fronts and sleeves trimmed with gold lace.
- Ordinary Members who are Members of Council: Damask blue silk robe without gold lace.
5.1 The Rights of a Fellow and Ordinary member
- The rights of a Fellow and Ordinary Member shall be to speak and vote at all general meetings, to hold office, to generally participate in activities of the Academy and to wear the academic dress prescribed in accordance with seniority.
- The Honorary Fellow, Honorary Member and Associate Member may participate in activities of the Academy except the right to vote and to hold office.
6.1 Student Associates
- Any registered medical student who is an undergraduate in any medical school in Malaysia is eligible to be a Student Associate. No student shall be admitted as Student Associate without prior written approval of the Vice-Chancellor or Dean of his/her medical school.
- Student Associate shall be only eligible to receive the Academy publications and to participate in its educational activities.
- Application for admission as Student Associate shall be approved by the Board of Censors.